ERIC Number: ED148061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Changing Patterns in Residential Services for the Mentally Retarded. Revised Edition.
Kugel, Robert B., Ed.; Shearer, Ann, Ed.
The book reviews trends and developments in residential services for mentally handicapped persons. The first section deals with basic changes in the number of institutionalized residents (including detailed statistics on numbers and costs per patient for each state), the origin and nature of institutionalized models (architectural and historical influences), and the experiences of a mother of a handicapped child. Reviewed in the second section are the roles of the public (including the news media), the government, and foundations in changing residential services. The focus of a fourth chapter is on changing patterns, including a discussion of the normalization principle, and examples of innovative national, provincial, and local patterns. Implications of changing services on building design, residential staffs, parents, and communities such as L'Arche are analyzed in a fifth section. (CL)
Descriptors: Facilities, Institutional Role, Institutions, Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), Residential Care, Residential Programs, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 040-000-00365-7, $4.45)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1969 edition, see EC 011 669 ; Some parts may be marginally legible due to print quality of original